Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Breakfast links: Now, what about Nicks?
By Dan Graziano
Fantasy Week shall roll on, I promise, but we have other things to which we must attend, including our regularly scheduled noon ET Tuesday chat and your old reliable links.
New York Giants
Now that Victor Cruz is all signed up with his new contract, Steve Politi wonders what it means for the wide receiver the Giants have who's actually better than Cruz is. Hakeem Nicks has a year left on his deal and some stuff to prove.
It may have taken longer to reach a resolution than the Giants or their fans wanted it to, but Tara Sullivan writes that Cruz did the wise thing in the end.
Geoff Mosher tries to figure out which Eagles veterans could be in danger of being cut before the start of the season, and, yes, of course he mentions Michael Vick, who's no lock to make the team if he doesn't win the starting quarterback job.
The oddsmakers like the other three NFC East teams better than they like the Eagles at this point, but they envision another close division race without a dominant team in the mix.
John Keim is breaking down the Redskins' linebacker position, and he thinks the key is health. Indeed, London Fletcher isn't getting any younger, Brian Orakpo hasn't been able to stay healthy the past two years and even some of the younger guys, like Keenan Robinson, have had trouble staying on the field. It looks like a good group, but it's got to stay healthy.
Is there a spot on the Redskins' roster for former West Virginia quarterback Pat White? He says he's willing to take anything they have.
Tim MacMahon writes that a continuation of Dez Bryant's breakout is one of the things that must go right in order for the Cowboys to have more success this year than they've had the past three. We'll have more on this later today as part of our Fantasy Week series. That there's what we call in the business a "tease."
Bryan Broaddus believes that Ronald Leary will beat out either Nate Livings or Mackenzy Bernadeau and claim a spot as one of the Cowboys' starting guards in training camp. Surely, less ridiculous things have happened.